Data Recovery Services
Professional data recovery comes at a price, often $400-$2,000 for a typical hard drive. But, the loss of important data can be devastating to a business. Most data recovery services offer an initial consultation for free or for a fee after which they can give you an estimate of the cost of recovery and how much data can be recovered.
While there is disk recovery software available at a modest price, it will not work on a drive that has been damaged by flood or fire, and should be used only to attempt to recover non-critical data if a drive has not been physically-damaged. Turning on a damaged drive may forever ruin your chances of recovering the data.
Drives should be well-packed with bubble or foam wrap and securely-boxed before shipping. Blows to the drive can result in severe data loss.
Tip: If you have business insurance, your policy may cover data loss, and possibly pay the cost for a service to attempt to recover your data. Read your policy and call your agent.